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  1. What side of the boat do you mount a transducer?
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    What side of the boat do you mount a transducer?

    Question: What side of the boat do you mount a transducer?

    Answer: A transducer should be mounted on the side of the boat with the downstroke of the outboard propeller, which is usually on the starboard side. An easy way to check this for your boat is to observe the direction of rotation of your propeller. If it’s clockwise, then your transducer should be on the starboard side, but if it’s anti-clockwise, then the transducer should be on the port side.

    The side of the transom with the downward stroke of the prop has less turbulence than the side with the upward stroke, which is why it is the best transducer mounting location.

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  2. Simrad NSX Series Touchscreen 7", 9" and 12"
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    Simrad NSX Series Touchscreen 7", 9" and 12"
    Simrad is always pushing the limits of their multifunction platforms, both for performance and for value. Their newest series, called NSX, is offered in 7", 9", and 12" touchscreens. NSX has most of the features of the top-of-the-line NSS Series, but with a much smaller price tag. It has an internal GPS, networking, and built-in sonar.
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  3. Hobby Quality RC Boats vs Amazon RC Boats
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    Hobby Quality RC Boats vs Amazon RC Boats

    Our side gig here at BOE Marine is RC Boats.  And we know a lot about them.

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  4. All new Raymarine Cyclone Solid State Radar for Boats
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    All new Raymarine Cyclone Solid State Radar for Boats

    Raymarine has just announced their all new Cyclone open array radar.  What makes it so new and great?  First, this is Raymarine's first open array solid state radar.  They've been doing this new technology for years with their Quantum domes, but now offer it in open array. Solid state radars generally use less power, emit less radiation, turn on faster, and most importantly the signal can be manipulated more. This last feature results in improved image quality, and some neat features. 

    The image quality is improved because this radar uses CHIRP (Compressed high intensity radar pulse).  This sends out a blast of frequencies and listens back for all of them.  To explain this at the most basic level, if a target is shown on multiple frequencies and missing on a few others, the system determines it is a real target. Conversely if a target only shows up on a few frequencies the system determines it is clutter and will not show it. This technology is now widely used in recreational radar

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  5. Winterizing your Marine Electronics
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    Winterizing your Marine Electronics

    As many boating seasons in the Northern states are coming to a close, we decided to write a quick note to give you of a few electronic winterization tips to follow before you put your boat away. You know the basic winterization checklist includes shrink-wrapping, draining and changing engine oil etc., but it is easy to forget to care for the expensive items onboard


    1. Save User Data- Save all of your waypoints, routes, and tracks to an SD memory card. Maybe manufacturers have apps that you can download to have a 'cloud' back-up storage as well. Here is an SD card combo you can find on Amazon.

    2. Remove Electronics- If you have the ability to remove any on-board electronics, do

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  6. Garmin 8600 Series Explained
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    Garmin 8600 Series Explained

    If you have been shopping for electronics, trolling motors

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  7. Garmin  GPSMAP 1223 and 1243 and XSV models Explained
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    Garmin GPSMAP 1223 and 1243 and XSV models Explained

    If you have been shopping for electronics, trolling motors, and just about everything else you'll notice just about everything is backordered.

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  8. Motorguide Tour Pro Sonar Adapter Cables
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    Motorguide Tour Pro Sonar Adapter Cables

    |Here is a list of adapters that the Tour Pro can use to connect the internal transducer to your gps/sonar display.  The Tour Pro must be Sonar equipped. 

    Transducer adapter cables available from BOE Marine  |  Part Number
    Lowrance® 9‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004174
    Lowrance® 7‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004175
    Humminbird® 11‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004176
    Humminbird® 7‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004177
    Garmin® 8‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004178
    Raymarine® HD+ Element Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004179
    Raymarine® HD+ Axiom Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004180
    MotorGuide 15' HD+ "Universal Sonar Extension Cable   |  8M4004245

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  9. 2021 Spring Backorders
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    2021 Spring Backorders

    A word on backorders from our CEO

    If you have been shopping for electronics, trolling motors, and just about everything else you'll notice just about everything is backordered. It is a real problem. We have altered our way of processing orders to take a two pronged approach to getting our customers the equipment they want in the fastest time possible.  We'll go into detail below. Before that, I want to take a moment to explain the online landscape so you'll know what goes on behind the scenes when you place an online order.

    "We have fully turned our attention to handling backorders in a manner to get products to customers as soon as possible.  A backorder in our system is no longer sitting unnoticed in the background. We have staffed up to ensure we use every available channel to fill backorders as soon as possible.  - Emily Powers, VP of Ecommerce"


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  10. Garmin 8612xsv vs Simrad NSS12 Evo3s
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    Garmin 8612xsv vs Simrad NSS12 Evo3s

    While the decision ultimately comes down to personal preference and personal needs, we offer unbiased opinions using only facts to get you the information you need to make a tough decision. 


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